There’s nothing like experiencing something that really allows you to realize that many decisions (and lack thereof) stem from fear. Personally, I can’t stand the idea of limiting my potential because of fear! Life lesson: The power lies in letting go and allowing (without being frozen in fear). In my carefree life, the Law of Attraction resonates with me and I see it happening everywhere I am. So, switch off the fear button and think positive thoughts! Oh, okay – that sounds so easy! 😉
One of the primary contributing factors to dedicating my life to sharing what I know and have experienced comes from a place of seeing the quality of other’s life dissipate right before my eyes and not being able to do a thing about it. It all began years ago when the person I loved most lost their life to ‘terminal’ cancer. I say that in quotes because now I believe that illness and chronic disease are preventable, whereas then, I unfortunately didn’t know anything compared to what I know now. Without off-loading too many personal details, these circumstances were different; there was an exposure to something which did cause the cancer to be terminal (asbestos), however, it was the unhealthy lifestyle of this person that ultimately determined her destiny.
Suffering is not inevitable; compromise is not acceptable. Lifestyle and what you put into your body is everything. I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching, reading, and immersing myself in natural health information in hopes to save this person. My first encounter with a wellness center was during this time and I thought I struck gold. All that I came to know was too late to help the one person I desperately wanted to save. Now, nothing stops my path of helping others achieve outstanding, vibrant health.
The catch: this all goes to plan providing they want this for themselves, too. I’m an intense person anyway, and add to it this intensely driven nature to shift the mindset of the world (ambitious, I know), and do so in honor of the woman who gave me life.
I see this pattern with those closest to me. I recognize that no matter how much I want them to want the best for themselves, it really just comes down to each individual genuinely wanting it for themselves. Whether the passion and interest is there or not decides whether they take action. I can provide all the information, motivation, and inspiration they need, but if it doesn’t come from within, then the changes made in others (if any) simply won’t last. Some would consider themselves fortunate to not go through these life-transforming experiences, and the rest of us feel blessed to have been lucky enough to have persevered, and survived them.
Personal loss makes you want to give away and share everything you learned from that experience, to prevent others from unnecessarily shortening their life too. This experience was the pivotal point that ignited my passion for all things living. My story will be published in one chapter of the well-known book series: Thank God I, Volume 3 (expected publish date, fall/winter 2010). I am a contributing author with the inspiring Jack Canfield. Who would have thought I would become an author, publish my journey in writing, and empower others from my life experience? What a gift!